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Grim Blueprints
Snapshots from the U.S. Playbook for Nuclear Attack

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Map of active and dismantled missile fields in Russia and the former Soviet Union.

To assess what a full-scale U.S. attack on Russia's nuclear forces would look like, NRDC experts used a variety of declassified sources to identify the bases and missile silos targeted by U.S. war planners. As of May 2001, Russia had 360 operational ICBM silos. This map of missile fields in Russia and the former Soviet Union shows active silos in red, while the blue dots indicate the 711 missile silos that have been dismantled.

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